La Rondine

La Rondine (The Swallow) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert 

Director: Michael Serrecchia
Conductors: Stephen Mulligan and David Štech
Designer: Donna Marquet 

February 29 - 7:30 p.m.
March 1 - 7:30 p.m.
March 2 - 7:30 p.m.
March 3 - 3:00 p.m.
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

This gorgeous, rarely performed opera by Puccini tells a story reminiscent of La Traviata, with a worldly courtesan falling for a young poet of good family and then deciding she must relinquish him for his own sake and the sake of his family. Their love starts out with sublime poignancy, becomes rhapsodic, and ends in heartbreak.

Tickets may be purchased at thempac.music.unt.edu


Hänsel und Gretel

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretto by Humperdinck's sister Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale

Director: Jonathan Eaton
Conductors: Stephanie Rhodes Russell and Charles Baldwin
Designer: Donna Marquet 

April 18 - 7:30 p.m.
April 19 - 7:30 p.m.
April 20 - 7:30 p.m.
April 21 - 3:00 p.m.
Sung in English

One of the most popular operas ever written, and perfect for all ages, Hänsel and Gretel tells the time-hallowed story of two children confronting their nightmares and emerging chastened but happy in the bosom of their family. Why is the forest scary? Who is the witch? Is it a he or a she?? And oooh, gingerbread children are so good to eat…

Tickets for mainstage productions range from $5 - $35 and may be purchased at thempac.music.unt.edu

Eat, Drink and be Merry Reception – for all mainstage performances and for only an additional $10 ticket from the Box Office, join us in the lobby before the show and at intermission for wine and fine confectionary.